Santorini Holidays

The volcanic island of Santorini is a haven for beautiful architecture and stunning Mediterranean views. The whitewashed stucco architecture of the precariously perched towns here make this city one of the most instantly recognizable locations in Europe. Tourists flock to this charming location throughout the year, but from December to to February ... Read more
about half of the visitor friendly businesses will be closed up for the off-season. Still, the beaches are beautiful year-round, of which there are several across the island, ranging in color from pristine white to black and even red. Fishing is still very much at the cultural and economic heart of many longtime residents' daily efforts, and great exotic seafood is easy to find at various restaurants across the island. The island is also known as Thira, with Santorini actually technically describing a group of islands here that were once one until being broken apart by a enormous volcanic eruption some milenia and a half before the time of Christ. Visitors to Santorini can expect to enjoy beautiful examples of ancient architecture including Byzantine era churches at places like Pyrgos, while spectacular views and various tourist activities, can be found at the capital city of Fira and elsewhere. If you are looking for a combination of beautiful beaches, history, and a truly one-of-a-kind overall urban ambiance, Santorini is one of the best matches in Europe.

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  • Volcano And Hot Springs
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Santorini reviews

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    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 9.7
    Luxury Travellers
  • 9.4
    Adventure Travellers
  • 8.3
    Family Travellers
  • 7.5

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Menlo Park

This island is so beautiful! The white houses built on the cliffs and the blue roofs of their 200 churches. The architecture is amazing.
It is very touristic and expensive but still a must see on a visit to Greece. I would not spend my whole vacation here, but at least 1 night.

Recommended for:Family TravellersLuxury TravellersArt & Design Lovers
San Francisco

Some of the most awesome sunsets I’ve seen. A little on the expensive side but offers a relaxing vacation with decent food and great views on the ocean and unique city. Good hikes and walks all around the scenic island.


The island is simply amazing. Avoid summer season to find it more calm and relaxing. The north side of the island and the town of Oia is a must.

Recommended for:WellnessAdventure TravellersHipsters

A wonderful place to get away from everything. For those on a cruise ship, the cable car is 6euros each way. An alternative is to ride a donkey, or walk 600 steps. A taxi to the wineries from Fira was 15 euro each way, but a better deal may be able to be negotiated.

Recommended for:Family TravellersHistory Buffs
Menlo Park

One of the most beautiful islands in the world. The entire island was formed from a volcanic eruption from over 3000 years ago. Today the entire white and blue covered cliff town faces an open blue Mediterranean Sea with some of the most spectacular sunsets on earth. Definitely a place for a romantic getaway, vacation or honeymoon.

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Quezon City

I love this Greek island. The island is enchanting. The views are out of this world. The food is excellent. Island life is heavenly.

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Los Gatos

Riding a donkey up to Santorini from the dock, we saw fantastic views the Mediterranean. Then in our rental car we toured the beaches, past terrific white houses.

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Santorini, Greece boasts a 180 view of the sea anywhere on the island. As a fellow foodie, I found the local seafood, people, and wine (along with the view) to be a reminder that romance still exists. This place is a dream!

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Local from Fira

My favorite attraction in Greece! An island that enchants all visitors, young and old from all the Nations of Earth.

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First to Review

Very nice place of Greece. One of the best hotel is there is Vedema A Luxury Collection Hotel. I prefer must go there

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